Lisa Schmit Bonker's `In The Zone` Agility Workshops!

Friday  23 June  2017  8:00 AM    Sunday  25 June  2017 4:00 PM
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Pet Works and Up and Over Dog Sports
Proudly Present
An Agility Workshop Weekend with
Lisa Schmit Bonker
“In The Zone Agility Handling”

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
June 23-25, 2017
8:00 am—4:00 pm each day

In the training yard at Akron Animal Hospital
12638 Main Rd, Akron NY 14001

Something for Everyone, at every level!
Friday: Foundations
Saturday: Distance
Sunday: Course Challenges

Teams at all levels are welcome but dogs must be able to perform tunnels, jumps, hoops.

Working Spots:
$150 for one day, OR
$250 for two days, OR
$350 for three days
Auditing Spot:
$75 for one day, OR
$130 for two days, OR
$165 for three days
Working spots are limited; to 10 per day; unlimited auditing spots.

** A limited number of Private Lessons may also be available –
For more information contact Lynn **

Pre-Registration is required: Deadline Sunday, June 18th
Payment at time of registration is necessary to hold your spot.

To Register: Contact Lynn Broderick
Email PetWorksBuffalo@roadrunner.com
Or Call (716) 510-0838

(For Lisa's bio, please check the discussion posts :) )

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Akron Animal Hospital
12638 Main Rd, Akron, 14001, NY, United States

Pet Works Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 24/05/2017 17:29
We have just a few working spots left on Saturday and Sunday- if you want a spot, contact Lynn asap! Friday's Foundations class still has room- this isn't just for dogs starting out- if you are competing, but struggling with something (breaking start lines, blowing contacts, knocking bars, etc.), Lisa can help you too! Also- please note: although Saturday's designated topic is "Distance," we will be looking at lots of course challenges and trying to apply some distance in those situations. Sunday's topic is "Course Challenges" but don't think that we might not throw a little distance work into those challenges! The two day's topics may overlap. Lisa is great at tailoring each exercise to each team- pushing them if needed; reining back in that's what's right for the team. Whatever day (or days!) you can join us- it will be well worth your time and money!
Jennifer Slingerland
-- 24/05/2017 17:29
Lynn Reece Broderick - are there working spots and is there a begin age on the foundations class? And, would 1 of the classes offerred be a "motivitional" class as in helping a dog to drive the line faster during a trial?
Lynn Reece Broderick
-- 24/05/2017 17:29
Yes! Friday has working spots- are you thinking for Steel? If so, how old is she,and what does she know- I'll ask Lisa
Lynn Reece Broderick
-- 24/05/2017 17:29
All of Lisa's stuff is motivating- getting on the line and go go go well definitely be in the plan-
Lynn Reece Broderick
-- 24/05/2017 17:29
Lisa Schmit

Pet Works Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 24/05/2017 17:20
Auditing: a great opportunity to watch and learn and ask questions, at a reduced price from the working spots. You get all the benefits except trying the courses with your dog. Definitely worth considering if you're not sure your dog would be right for working in this environment, or if your budget is a little tight.

Pet Works Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 16/05/2017 02:24
Possible topics: LISA SCHMIT BONKER SEMINAR TOPIC LIST FOUNDATION SKILLS: This workshop will cover learning and refining agility foundation skills.. We will focus on when, where and how to cue your dog properly using body language, verbal cues and motion. Emphasis will be on understanding the importance of drawing the dog’s path to direct your dog through short and fun sequences. We will work on directional skills, such as go, here, switch, as well as learning and increasing distance skills. Also, we will work warm-ups, startlines, and my favorite foundation exercises! All levels of teams are welcome…beginner teams that need to learn these skills and more advanced teams that want a “tune-up” or would like to push for more distance. My goal for this class is to teach my favorite foundation exercises needed to move on to more advanced exercises. CUEING YOUR DOG: When do you cue your dog and what cue do you use? This workshop will discuss when, where and how to cue your dog. It will teach you to be clear, crisp, consistent and calm in your handling while drawing your dogs path. The workshop will cover body language, verbal cues and motion. This workshop will use mostly tunnels and hoops to practice how and when to cue your dog. CONTACTS: Training and Maintaining Contacts During this workshop, we will go over how to train and maintain contacts. Emphasis is placed on the back feet not the front feet. This method creates fast SAFE contact performances. We will work on proofing contacts as well. STARTLINE STAYS AND LEADOUT: Learn how to train and maintain a connected, confident fun startline. Not all dogs require a leadout, but all runs should start when the handler releases the dog. If you let your dog break its stay or start the run, it is difficult to have a connected run. During this workshop your will learn how to train a connected confident startline with a fast happy release! We will also work on proofing the startline. In addition, we work on different leadout positions that will create efficient and SAFE path for your dog. GO GO GO: As I travel all over the continent doing seminars, one skill I find is consistently lacking is “GO – GO STRAIGHT !!. Many dogs cannot do 2 (3 or more) jumps or hoops in a row in a straight line without curling in, spinning or barking. If you have a dog that has a hard time continually moving forward and/doing the last obstacle, this workshop is for YOU!! FOUNDATION FOR DISTANCE: This seminar will focus on the foundation skills necessary to be successful working away from your dog. Whether it is 10 feet or 100 feet, strong foundation skills are imperative for good distance control. Topics: Directionals (GO, HERE, SWITCH, OUT, IN), discriminations and other foundation skills as well understanding the importance of being crisp, clear, calm and consistent with your handling. All levels of teams are welcome - beginner teams that need to learn these skills and more advanced teams that need a "tune-up" or would like to push for more distance. My goal for this class is to teach my favorite foundation exercises needed to move on to more advanced exercises. DRIVING AT A DISTANCE SEMINAR: During this seminar we will work on sequences to teach and refine directionals while incorporating more distance into the exercises. We will push you to be more clear, crisp, consistent and calm in your handling. We will focus on when, where and how to cue your dog properly using body language, verbal cues and motion. Emphasis will be on understanding the importance of drawing the dog’s path to direct your dog through sequences/courses. Teams at all levels are welcome but dogs must be able to perform tunnels, jumps, hoops and contacts. Sequences/Courses will be presented in a way that will push each team according to their level of training. More advanced teams will be pushed to gain more distance and more novice teams will work on gaining distance skills. NADAC HANDLING AND SKILLS SEMINAR We will work on common NADAC sequences while incorporating speed and distance. We will work on directionals, discriminations and drawing the path using your body language, verbal cues and motion. JUMPERS SEQUENCES: This workshop will cover various sequences seen on NADAC Jumpers courses. Emphasis will be placed on working serpentines, pinwheels, 180s and going through boxes. The workshop will focus on walking different sequences and understanding different handling options for these sequences, understanding where your dog’s path needs to be through a sequence, and what you need to do to ensure your dog is on that path. All dogs that are performing sequences with jumps are welcome. SERPENTINES VS 180s: During this workshop we will teach you to recognize the difference between serpentines and 180. These two sequences require different handling and cues. BOXES: Do you have a hard time when there are boxes in a course? Do you often send your dog off course when there is a box? During this workshop we will go over the proper handling and cues to successfully perform boxwork. DISCRIMINATIONS WORKSHOP During this workshop we will cover how to perform obstacle discriminations using verbal, body language and motion cues. This workshop will help you gain the understanding and skills needed to perform obstacle discriminations confidently. Exercises will include Aframe/tunnel discriminations as well as other discriminations. Teams at all levels are welcome but dogs must be able to perform tunnels, jumps, hoops and contacts. INDEPENDENT OBSTACLE PERFORMANCE AT A DISTANCE: During this workshop, we will focus on teaching independent obstacle performance. This involves creating and maintaining criteria while handler is lateral, behind or sending ahead of the obstacle. DISTANCE WORKSHOP During this workshop we will cover how to build and increase distance skills. Focus will be on how to teach your dog to move ahead of you as well as work laterally away from you. This workshop will help your team gain the understanding and confidence needed to enhance and increase your distance skills. We will work on sequences to teach directionals while incorporating more distance into the exercises. We will push you to be more clear, crisp, consistent and calm in your handling. We will focus on when, where and how to cue your dog properly using body language, verbal cues and motion. Teams at all levels are welcome but dogs must be able to perform tunnels, jumps, hoops and contacts. Sequences/Courses will be presented in a way that will push each team for distance according to their level of training. More advanced teams will be pushed to gain more distance and more novice teams will work on gaining distance skills. ADVANCED DISTANCE SKILLS: Are you ready for more distance challenges? This workshop will push the distance with challenging and fun sequences. Do you want to try bonus lines? During the workshop, we will really push the distance! We will examine different handling techniques needed to work farther from your dog. During this seminar we will work on sequences to refine directionals while incorporating more distance into the exercises. We will push you to be more clear, crisp, consistent and calm in your handling. We will focus on when, where and how to cue your dog properly using body language, verbal cues and motion and push for more distance. Teams must be competing at least at the Novice level to attend this seminar and have attended a Lisa Bonker seminar. My goal for this seminar is to work with people that have attended a seminar with me already so we can really push for more distance. CHANCES: In this workshop, multiple Chances courses will be set. Time will be spent on discussing and working various handling strategies for each team. The workshop will also focus on pushing for more distance with obstacles and independent obstacle performance. Skills covered will include how to get your dog to work ahead and laterally away from you. Dogs at all levels are welcome but must be able to perform all agility obstacles. BARREL TRAINING: This workshop will cover how to train barrels and various sequences seen on NADAC courses. The workshop will focus on walking different sequences and understanding different handling options for these sequences, understanding where your dog’s path needs to be through a sequence, and what you need to do to ensure your dog is on that path.

Nathan Brozyna Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 15/05/2017 16:56
Whats the difference between working and auditing spots?

Lynn Reece Broderick Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 15/05/2017 16:47
Maverick and I attended Lisa's seminar in New Jersey last week, and I cannot emphasize enough how much Lisa has helped us become a better team. Our teamwork has improved so much, and we are happier with each other in the ring because of it. He has become more attentive (but not clingy), and my timing and handling execution is better by far. The trial that followed the seminar was one of our best yet, and I know what Lisa has taught us will benefit us greatly as we get ready for Champs in the fall. Don't let this opportunity to train with Lisa pass you by! It is well worth your time and money... and you will have a great time while you learn! There is something for everyone. (And it isn't just Mav and I- I saw all the teams who trained with her this past week do really, really well in the ring over the weekend! I loved celebrating my classmate's successes!

Kathleen Dahmer Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 15/05/2017 12:24
What is being covered each day?
Kathleen Dahmer
-- 15/05/2017 12:24
Thanks for the reply. Am hoping for conditioning workshop on Friday.

Pat Saito Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 13/05/2017 01:16
What will the foundation seminar consist of
Lynn Reece Broderick
-- 13/05/2017 01:16
Lisa Schmit

Pet Works Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 27/04/2017 00:08
Why take a workshop with Lisa Bonker? Lisa Bonker, PhD has been active in agility for over 15 years. She is a NADAC certified Clinician and FITPAWS Master Trainer. She gives seminars across the continent. Lisa hosts over 15 NADAC Trials yearly as In The Zone Agility and In The Zone Agility of Illinois. She has won the NADAC Championships six years in a row with three different dogs. Lisa and her dogs have earned over 65 NATCHs. Eight of her dogs have qualifying bonus runs. Lisa currently has five dogs – four Border Collies, and an Aussie, and has run agility with a variety of breeds throughout her career. They cover a wide spectrum; from soft to hard, slow to fast and novice to multiple championships. This allows Lisa to bring real life experiences into her training that includes good foundation training, skill training, motivation and consistent, clear handling all in a fun positive way. Lisa is known by those who have had the opportunity to attend one of her seminars as having the “heart of a teacher”. She has the ability to make people feel comfortable regardless of their level, allowing them to learn, and have confidence and trust in their handling skills and in the skills of their canine partner. For more on Lisa, please visit http://inthezoneagility.com
http://inthezoneagility.com/

Jen Sikora Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 20/03/2017 07:09
Lynn, is Lisa going to be doing privates the week between the trial and seminar?
Lynn Reece Broderick
-- 20/03/2017 07:09
That's the plan-
Arlene Shapiro
-- 20/03/2017 07:09
I'm in for a private as well as working space in her seminar.

Pet Works Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 24/08/2016 15:25
Date Change: Lisa will be here June 23-25, the weekend after the Up and Over Dog Sports trial, not before.
Akron Animal Hospital
12638 Main Rd, Akron, 14001, NY, United States
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